Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria, in the middle of the country. The skyline of the city, which was built largely in the 1980s, is dominated by Aso Rock, an enormous monolith. It rises up behind the Presidential Complex, which houses the residence and offices of the Nigerian president in the Three Arms Zone on the eastern edge of the city. Below are 12 places to see when you visit Abuja.

1. Millennium Park

Millennium Park is the largest public park in Abuja.  Located in the Maitama district, it offers a serene environment for relaxation. Millennium Park is the largest public park of Abuja and is located in the Three Arms Zone of Central Area, Abuja.

2. A Visit Magic Land

Magic Land formerly referred to as Wonderland Park is a major recreational park in Abuja, offering a bunch of recreational facilities for different age groups. Magic land is located at No. 1, Kukwaba Hills, Constitution Ave, Wuye, Abuja and is guaranteed to be a top destination and favourite for the family.

3. Jabi Lake & Park, Abuja’s Popular Water Body

Jabi Lake is a major tourist attraction in Abuja. A lovely serene environment to enjoy a boat cruise and to relax. Located in Jabi District, Abuja, Jabi lake and park are known to be a family favourite offering fun and that unique serene view.

4. Jabi Boat Club

Jabi Boat club is a recreational centre that offers water-based recreational facilities. Located in Jabi District, and close to the popular Jabi Lake, Abuja, Jabi boat club is a relaxing and serene location with a beautiful lakeside view. You can visit the boat club website here.

5. Lower Usuma Dam, Serenity in Abuja

The Lower Usuma Dam supplies the whole of Abuja water. Constructed in 1990, the lower Usuma dam is located in Shafa Downstream Community, Bwari Area, Abuja, and is one of the four operating dams that supply the city with drinking water. It holds 93 million cubic meters of raw water which flow to five water plants, where the water is treated before it is passed to Abuja.

6. Thought Pyramid Art Centre

Thought pyramid collects and conserves modern & contemporary African art. The mission of The Thought Pyramid Art Centre is to collect, conserve, and study modern and contemporary art of Africa, and the African Diaspora. They exhibit the art of our times from a variety of perspectives while situating them with the context of a global art movement. The Thought Pyramid Art Centre is located at 18 Libreville Crescent, Wuse, Abuja. Visit the Thought Pyramid Art Centre website

7. IBB International Golf & Country Club

The IBB International Golf & Country Club is a prestigious recreational & tourist attraction located on the Aso drive in Abuja. A perfect combination of luxury and ambience. The IBB International Golf and Country Club, bisected by many streams, ponds and lakes with about 25 bridges, is one of the most beautiful parkland courses in sub-Saharan Africa, occupying a total area of approximately 101 hectares and the playing distance of 6,098 metres. IBB International Golf & Country Club is situated close to the Presidential Villa and the National Assembly, the course occupies a 250-acre site adjacent to the National Arboretum. You can visit the website here.

8. Nike Art Gallery (Abuja)

“Art is an expression of thoughts and emotions on the canvas. Nike Art Gallery offers you the opportunity to experience the thoughts and heart of great artists. It’s an amazing place to be. Go, learn and have fun” – AU club tour

Nike Art Gallery is located in Piwoyi Primary School, Kilometre 7.5 Abuja International Airport Road, Lugbe, Abuja and offers you that unique blend of Textile artists, painters, sculptors, dancers and drummers.

9. National Commission For Museums & Monuments

The National Commission for Museums and Monuments is a federal agency of Nigeria, which operates several museums and historic sites in Nigeria.

10. Sarius Palmetum; hidden and exciting place to visit in Abuja

Sarius Palmetum is located in Kwali, Abuja. The botanical garden has a variety of plants & flowers for an exciting view.

11. Emerald Park

Emerald Park is located at Funmilayo Ransome Kuti Road, Area 3, Abuja. The park offers a wide range of modern facilities for sports, children playground, Leisure & Events.

12. Almat Farms, A Treasure in Abuja.

You have probably heard of various tourist destinations in Abuja and Nigeria as a whole, but we are sure you have not heard of Abuja’s open secret; Almat Farms. Almat Farms offers you an all in one place on where to Visit in Abuja.

Located on a vast portion of green and beautiful vegetation that spans over 69.5 hectares of land. Located in the Kuje Area of Abuja, with high standards of crops cultivation. The farm has 31 greenhouses to produce fresh vegetables. However, unlike the typical Nigerian farm setting, the farm offers an array of delights, promoting hospitality and tourism. It is full of eye-catchy views and there are many exciting activities to engage in while at the farm.

Wherever and whatever your plans are for the weekend, you will surely have a great time at these locations for a budget or without.

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